It’s being reported that a light heavyweight scrap between former champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida is in the works for a yet-to-be announced UFC event this autumn.
UFC president Dana White hinted at the possibility of the 205-pound shootout a couple of months back and MMAWeekly.com has since confirmed “The Dragon” will indeed face Rampage next.
Machida lost the light heavyweight crown in his last outing at UFC 113 to reigning champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. After suffering the first loss of his professional career, “The Dragon” called upon his old Brazilian buddy Anderson Silva to help him recapture his mojo.
Rampage was humbled in his last outing by bitter rival Rashad Evans at UFC 114. After a brief hiatus to promote his movie, it’s time to get back on the championship path.
According to the report, this contest is all but a done deal. No word on when and where the former champs will collide, however a November event in Germany appears to be the front-runner to host the blockbuster match-up.